UAE. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Dubai School of Government (DSG) and Shell EP International. The signing ceremony was attended by HE Tariq Hilal Lootah, Executive President of the Dubai School of Government, Mr. Mark Carne, Shell’s Executive Vice President for Middle East & North Africa, and other representatives from the Dubai Government and Shell.
The MoU aims to establish a long-term cooperation between Dubai School of Government and Shell around various energy initiatives, with a focus on energy usage in the UAE and the wider MENA region.
This “Energy Initiative” will include organising academic conferences, commissioning studies and other joint initiatives. This type of cooperation between an international energy company and an academic institution can pave the way for further multilateral regional cooperation in the area of sustainable energy.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lootah expressed his support for the partnership between DSG and Shell, commenting that: “ the Dubai School of Government is an ideal platform for thought leadership and research and we are proud to collaborate with Shell in addressing what is a pressing industry objective.
"We are positive that our combined efforts will contribute to driving sustainable energy development and generate a significant economic and environmental impact even if at a micro-economic level. The collaboration additionally allows both Shell and DSG the platform to focus on initiatives that the UAE government has placed as one of its imperative priorities for the long run.”
Following the signing ceremony, Mr. Carne emphasised the importance of the agreement between DSG and Shell, especially in regard to sustainable energy development. “We are excited about our partnership with Dubai School of Government. Through our joint energy initiative, we can stimulate the dialogue about the future of MENA energy, grow the consensus about its challenges and opportunities, and promote constructive thought leadership in terms of sustainable economic development and diversification.”
About Dubai School of Government
The Dubai School of Government (DSG) is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world. Established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with the Harvard Kennedy School, DSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.
Toward this goal, the Dubai School of Government also collaborates with regional and global institutions in delivering its research and training programs. In addition, the School organizes policy forums and international conferences to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote critical debate on public policy in the Arab world.
For more information, please visit Website www.dsg.ae
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